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Whether you’re a local looking to find the ideal rental studio, or a tourist looking for a wide-angle lens before you hit the Prudential Center, Boston’s well-established photography stores have exactly what you need. Here are a few of our favorites.
Hunt’s Photo & Video
520 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
99 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square)
Cambridge, MA 02138
Specialty: Digital, film, processing, video, accessories
Hunt’s is very accessible, and has everything you need for your digital camera, or if you need to buy a new camera and accessories. The selection includes budget-level equipment for amateurs all the way up to high-dollar pro equipment.
65 Bent Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Specialty: Amateur and professional camera equipment, studio, accessories and video
Calumet has an enormous stock of equipment and accessories. If you can’t find it anywhere else, Calumet has it. Like Hunt’s, they carry basic to high end equipment for the amateur or professional.
10 Bromfield Street
Boston MA 02108
This small, accessible store is in the heart of the financial district in downtown Boston. It carries every variety of camera equipment and accessories, from vintage to new, and also offers digital imaging services. Bromfield has been in business since 1965, and is still going strong, having been voted one of the best photo stores in Boston.
727 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
Specialty: Digital and traditional imaging services, as well as film and digital accessories
Colortek makes a great stop for the traditional photographer who is still shooting film. Its technicians will develop and print from any media, and they do great enlargements. It’s one of the only Boston photo stores that offers professional services for both serious traditional and digital photographers, and the prices are reasonable, too.
219 Bear Hill Road
Specialty: Professional photographic services and equipment, as well as studio services
We mainly recommend EP Levine for the serious photographer who is looking for great equipment to buy, or to rent a studio space to shoot. The reasonable prices and friendly, dedicated staff really set EP Levine apart from many competitors.